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The Associated Press
AP Top Science News At 3:54 p.m. EDT

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life....

SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station....

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies....





Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right....

Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel
BERLIN (AP) -- The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday....

UN climate report balances science and politics
BERLIN (AP) -- After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels....

Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth
KOSTOLAC, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian archaeologists on Friday used heavy machinery to move a female mammoth skeleton - believed to be one million years old - from an open mine pit where it was unearthed nearly five years ago....

Paul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures
LONDON (AP) -- The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website....

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel
BERLIN (AP) -- It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space....

Kouzmanoff, Rangers beat Mariners 8-6
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered again, doubling twice and scoring two runs as the Texas Rangers beat Seattle Mariners 8-6 Thursday....